July 29, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Kalkaska County Civic Center
1905 Fairgrounds Rd.
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Fairs, expos, and livestock shows are a wonderful learning opportunity for all. Most people coming to the fair genuinely want to learn about how animals are cared for and raised. Some of the questions 4-H members receive might seem silly to them because they know how animal agriculture works, however, most others do not. Less than 2% of the U.S. population has a direct connection to any form of modern agriculture. This is partially why the fair, show, or expo is so important. It might be the only interaction many people have with agriculture, making it a critical learning opportunity for youth to share with others.

To help youth and the adults who support them prepare for this important role of educating consumers while in the public eye, Michigan State University Extension and Kalkaska County 4-H will be holding an educational event for any interested youth, adults, volunteers, fair personnel, barn superintendents, and others. Topics of discussion will include animal welfare, animal ethics, and things to keep in mind as we are handling animals during local fairs.

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Regration for Animal Care and Well Being at Fair is open.
Regration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 28, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Nickey Torrey at 231-258-3320 or torreyni@msu.edu, or Karie Saxton at saxtonka@msu.edu.